How many times have I failed
When I've been searching for success
How many times have I given up
In the face of some duress?
How can I count the ways
That I let my hunger win?
And shook my head in shame
As the pounds came on again?
But if ever there was a lesson learned
In all my weight gain woes
It's always to press...on again
Despite repeated blows
Today is new and never lived
A brand new slate the Master gives
To try once more and find a way
To beat the odds and win today.
Written by Sunshine Mama on August 23, 2010
Good morning friends!
I wrote this this morning.
And I'm pregnant.
Technically I'm not suppose to be trying to lose weight.
Perhaps it's good that I haven't succeeded, but perhaps bad that I feel like I'm gaining too much.
I do think I can be making healthier choices that would make my weight gain more reasonable.
A ten week challenge.
I'm following my own advice and am staring a journal this morning. The problem is...that I don't
feel like keeping track of my calories. I really don't. I don't feel like cutting calories. And I probably shouldn't anyway. But I do know that I need to eat healthier.
But I have discovered that the very act of writing down what I eat will indeed help me to make healthier choices.
It will help you to eat healthier.
So, I grabbed a 70 page notebook that I picked up for ten cents that I got on a back-to-school sale.
Did you know that 70 pages equals 70 days? 70 days is ten weeks?
I have 71 days until I'm due. Ten weeks.
It's never to late to take control of our diet.
Never. Even in the last ten weeks of my pregnancy.
So, why don't you grab a cheap notebook too?
Not only write down what you ate, but write down how you feel. Fill up each page if you have to.
Let today...be the day.
If you don't want to do precise caloric calculations...ESTIMATE.
JUST. WRITE. IT. DOWN.
Trust me on this.
And at the end of ten weeks...
We'll see how much I've maintained...how little I've gained...
And how much you have lost.
YOU CAN DO IT!!!